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Neena Gupta is known for leading her life with utmost grace despite the world calling her names. Her career took flight when she bluntly asked for 'work' with a post on Instagram. Later, Neena Gupta got the blockbuster film, Badhaai Ho, wherein she portrayed the role of a pregnant old lady. Recently, Neena Gupta talked about her life on Ranveer Allahabadia's podcast and how she doesn't believe in a 'faltu' feminism.
During the podcast with Ranveer, Neena Gupta shared her views on feminism and the concept of equality between men and women. The actress called feminism 'faltu' and revealed she doesn't believe in equal treatment, as they are not equal. She quoted a 'pregnancy' example and was quoted as saying:
"I want to say that it’s not necessary to believe in ‘faltu feminism’ (useless feminism) or the idea that ‘women are equal to men’. Instead, focus on achieving financial independence and giving attention to your work. If you’re a housewife, don’t look down on it; it’s an important role. Boost your self-esteem and avoid thinking of yourself as small. That’s the main message I want to convey. That apart, men and women are not equal. The day men start getting pregnant, that day we will be equal."
Elaborating on her stance, Neena Gupta revealed her own story, and shared that she needed a man. She recalled that when she was young, she had to catch a flight once at 6 in the morning, and she didn't have a boyfriend then. She shared that a man started following her and was scared, so she returned to her house and missed her flight. She was quoted as saying:
"You need a man. I will tell a small story. I had to catch a flight once at 6 am. I did not have a boyfriend at that time. I came out of the house at 4 am and it was dark. A man started following me, and I was so scared. I went back to my house and I missed my flight. The next day I booked the same flight. But I stayed at my male friend’s house and he dropped me off. I need a man."
When Ranveer asked Neena about her life's biggest fear, the actress said that she was super afraid when her daughter, Masaba, was born. Revealing further, she said she was scared about how she would look after her financially as she was a single mother and didn't have much money. However, things sorted out as she did minor roles.
Neena Gupta has been a part of the film industry since the 1980s. While she has seen huge success, she has also seen tough times, when she didn't get her due credit. In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Neena recalled an uncomfortable moment she witnessed during her career's early days. She shared that a director gave her maa-bhen ki gaaliya in front of everyone.
What do you think about Neena Gupta's revelation?
Neena Gupta often grabs the limelight for her controversial statements and unconventional life choices. The 64-year-old actress has been winning our hearts by living her life to the fullest without the fear of judgment. Recently, Neena raised many eyebrows as, in an interview, she shared that it’s not necessary to believeRead More